W&L c/o 2016

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atcushman
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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby atcushman » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:32 am

BullShitWithBravado wrote:
JLR wrote:Does anyone know when those who chose to defer from last year must commit to attending this year?


Why are you going back to school after 30 years of practicing law?

JLR wrote:As an attorney practicing in the area for more than 30 years, I take serious issue with the above comments. Hofstra has a fine reputation. It is not as well regarded as Columbia, NYU or Fordham, but it is equally as well regarded, if not regarded better than Cardozo, Brooklyn and St. Johns. Law review students at Hofstra do quite well and those down below law review doing as well as an interview will permit them to do. As a senior partner in a large firm, I can say that going to Hofstra will not get you in the door nor will it keep you from getting in the door. Anecdotes from disenfranchised young lawyers are just that--but when you are the one doing the actual hiring at a firm--your comments should carry more weight.


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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby kay2016 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:43 pm

I got an email that I'll have a decision later on today....

*fingers crossed*

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby elderpisimo » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:47 pm

Same email here. Says we should have a decision by close of business day. So like 4-6 pm?

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby Circlewave » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:02 pm

it's cool. i have nothing to do today besides repeatedly bash the status checker anyway

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby talesofyore » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:08 pm

You might get it earlier. I got my acceptance like two hours after the email came.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby kay2016 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:20 pm

They're just trying to give us a heart attack, aren't they?! But at least they told us a decision is on the way!

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby sl5uw13 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:34 pm

Hoping for good news today too!

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby sl5uw13 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:34 pm

Hoping for good news today too!

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby CJ007 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:27 pm

I just broke my finger after pressing "Check Application Status" for the 843rd time.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby kay2016 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:15 pm

Admitted!!!

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby elderpisimo » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:21 pm

Admitted! haven't received the admission email but the status check website just posted the result. Does anyone know when we find out about possible scholarship options?

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby jing87 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:24 pm

Admitted via status checker

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby Circlewave » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:34 pm

in via status checker :D :D :D

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby priyank90 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:36 pm

in via status checker!

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby sl5uw13 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:37 pm

in via email :)

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby jing87 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:38 pm

I hate to ask this, which school do you think is better: W&L or W&M?

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby crossingfingers » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:40 pm

Waitlisted, bummer. With my obnoxiously low GPA and given their last strong class, I'm pretty pleased not to be an auto-ding. I'm going to visit for one of the waitlist events and do whatever else I can to convince them to nab me because this is one of my very top choices. Congrats to those accepted! I'm a 165 and <2.5 (but top undergrad and academic addendum) with (I think) decent softs. My fingers will remain crossed.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby Circlewave » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:44 pm

jing87 wrote:I hate to ask this, which school do you think is better: W&L or W&M?


i think generally, they're considered peers, no?

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby sl5uw13 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:58 pm

jing87 wrote:I hate to ask this, which school do you think is better: W&L or W&M?


williamsburg is better than lexington in my opinion after living in wmbg my whole life and visiting lexington several times. wmbg is definitely better located than lexington so thats a plus. I think w&m's facilities are a lot nicer. as for academics I believe they are peers but thats from a 0L.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby talesofyore » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:03 pm

jing87 wrote:I hate to ask this, which school do you think is better: W&L or W&M?


+1

I've tried researching it but I've never gotten a real solid answer that's made me say, 'yes, this one is better.'

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby Circlewave » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:09 pm

i guess there's not really much that could firmly put one over the other from an objective standpoint - between schools this close, it probably just depends on what you look for in a law school. having applied to W&M and W&L, i get much better feelings about W&L. They were incredibly prompt in picking up my application, and the school just generally seems a lot more welcoming (and they let me in). plus, I really like the 3L program, and the high clerkship rates.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby jing87 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:39 pm

I looked up online, it seems W&L's big firm placement rate is much better the W&M...I don"t care about the city the environment or something else, my most concern is if I could get a good job three years later.

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby teachmehowtoraji » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:51 pm

jing87 wrote:I looked up online, it seems W&L's big firm placement rate is much better the W&M...I don"t care about the city the environment or something else, my most concern is if I could get a good job three years later.



http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 1&t=181177

I was wondering the same exact question while sitting at my desk at work yesterday and stumbled upon this thread. There's a ton of em, just search forum "washington lee william mary". The only real answer I was able to figure out from my research is "whatever one ends up being cheaper".

Edit: Also, congrats all the new admits! Hope I see you guys on ASW

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby CJ007 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:56 pm

Rejected via status checker

Sent 11/29/12
Received 11/29/12
Complete 11/29/12
In Review 11/30/12
Rejected 1/3/13

3.1 GPA (Cell bio major)/ 159 LSAT

(1 year of medical school - pre-med in undergrad - 5 years community service in low-income areas- 4 years full time work experience - leadership positions) - My numbers were a long shot for admissions.

Congratulations to those accepted! W&L is a great school - and good luck to those applying!

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Re: W&L c/o 2016

Postby jing87 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:58 pm

teachmehowtoraji wrote:
jing87 wrote:I looked up online, it seems W&L's big firm placement rate is much better the W&M...I don"t care about the city the environment or something else, my most concern is if I could get a good job three years later.



viewtopic.php?f=1&t=181177

I was wondering the same exact question while sitting at my desk at work yesterday and stumbled upon this thread. There's a ton of em, just search forum "washington lee william mary". The only real answer I was able to figure out from my research is "whatever one ends up being cheaper".

Edit: Also, congrats all the new admits! Hope I see you guys on ASW


thanks for the post, lots of useful information at the thread.




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